Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – March 10, 2011

Spreading the Word about Geocaching is Easy!

Nearly every geocacher has at some point attempted to explain geocaching to a muggle – be that a family member, a friend, a co-worker or someone on the trail. And, anyone who has tried knows that geocaching can be quite difficult to explain. Obviously, the best way for someone new to learn about the activity is to get outside and try it, but to make it even easier, we’ve created several tools to help you teach them about the activity. We now present to you:

1. The Introduction to Geocaching Presentation, a downloadable PowerPoint presentation that starts at the very beginning and covers everything from what a geocache looks like, to cache types, to Trackables. You are welcome to use this presentation to teach others about geocaching. There is even space for you to co-brand it, if you so desire!

2. The new Geocaching.com videos page features fun and educational videos that cover more than 30 topics and can be shared with others. Pick a video that encompasses what you love about geocaching – or something you know your friends and family will love about it – and share it through Facebook, Twitter or its YouTube URL. We will be adding new videos to this page on a regular basis, so keep checking back for more great content!

Start sharing and spread the fun! Happy Geocaching!

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  • If I had Power Point, that would be useful. Imagine if they invented a way of displaying information that was common to a huge number of devices… computers, smart phones, TV’s…

    Oh, wait – they did. It’s called “HTML”. Then there’s also PDF, which is also widely available on a huge number of devices and platforms.

  • Angelika /Cologne

    I liked your introduction “Nearly every geocacher has at some point attempted to explain geocaching to a muggle…” – is there any place where these attempts are collected? I could contribute an article in German (one page in PDF) which I wrote for our local community paper. Greetings from Cologne/Germany

  • Reg375

    We have 2 caches in Sumter,SC. 1 is called Cache at the Amphitheatre and the other is called Crossword. I am heading to Pennsylvania Thursday and we are heading to Chicago March 25th. I anyone has any travel bugs or coins they want to travel to the North or Midwest drop them off at at least the evening before we leave and we will check the caches the morning of. Our username is groypsuphilly. Hope to hear from you guys. The Gilroys

  • A Friend of Barr Lake

    Barr Lake State Park near Brighton, Colorado is setting up six locations, but this is all new to me. As a volunteer at the Park, I’d like to know a little be more about it.

  • I really love this PowerPoint! We will use it a lot at several geocaching promotional events we hold at Indiana University. I would really love to embed the PPT on our Geocaching Club at IU website. Have you guys considered a slideshare account for this purpose? Or do you recommend something else?